Crash of a Cessna 207 Stationair 7 in Cayenne

Date & Time: Jan 25, 2019 at 1445 LT
Operator:
Registration:
F-OSIA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Cayenne - Cayenne
MSN:
207-0042
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from Cayenne-Rochambeau-Félix Eboué Airport, the single engine airplane encountered difficulties to gain height. It struck trees, stalled and crashed upside down. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot, sole on board, was seriously injured. A fire was quickly extinguished. The airplane was operated by Société de Location Air Frégate (SLAF) / Siage.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo near Limoges

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2018 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-HGPS
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Limoges - Limoges
MSN:
31-245
YOM:
1968
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane, owned by the French Company IMAO specialized in aerial photo missions departed Limoges-Bellegarde Airport at 1030LT with one pilot (the Director of the Company, aged 58) and a female engineer. The crew successfully completed a mapping mission over the region of Ussel, Corrèze, and was returning to Limoges Airport when, on final approach, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing due to fuel exhaustion. The airplane struck tree tops then stalled and crashed in a field located near Verneuil-sur-Vienne, some 5 km west of the airfield. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Yumbillo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Oct 14, 2015
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PR-MIC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cali - Cali
MSN:
208B-0841
YOM:
2002
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a radiogoniometric operation from Cali-Alfonso Bonilla Aragón Airport. En route, the single engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a dense wooded area located near Yumbillo. All three occupants were killed and the aircraft, equipped with a LIDAR system, was destroyed.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander near Jhuosi: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2012 at 0915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
B-68801
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Taipeh - Taitung
MSN:
2255
YOM:
1991
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Aircraft flight hours:
4909
Aircraft flight cycles:
2426
Circumstances:
On August 30, 2012, a RAC’s BN-2B-26 aircraft, registration number B-68801, contracted by Real World Engineering Consultants Inc. (Real World) to perform an aerial photogrammetry mission with a captain, a first officer and an aerial photographer on board. The flight plan was to take off from Songshan Airport, requested for instrument departure and visual flight rules to conduct aerial photogrammetry mission in Hualien and Taitung area, the aircraft planned to land at Taitung Airport after the mission accomplished. The aircraft took off at 0726, approximately 18 minutes after took off, the flight crew changed flight mode from instrument flight rules to visual flight rules. At 0827, the aircraft entered Hualien County Fenglin, Guangfu, Wanrong aerial photograph area, maintain 8,300 feet to 8,500 feet altitude and continued climbing to Jhuosi, Hualien County photo area at 0919. From 0837 to 0843, Taipei Approach informed the flight crew ‘Radar can’t cover you…..make sure maintain visual flight’. There were about 7 times communication blockage between the aircraft and Taipei Approach during 0755 to 0913 period. The Kaohsiung Approach Control contacted the aircraft at 0913:39 and lost contact with the aircraft at 0914:20 after the last communication. At 0920:55, the aircraft was at 260 degrees, 31.5 km mountain area from Yuli, Taitung and began to turn right heading 280 degrees. The last recorded Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) device data was 262 degrees, 35.9 km west of Yuli′s mountain area with coordinates of 23 ° 20 ′25.01 " latitude and 121 ° 01′ 50.03" longitude. At the time of the last recording, the aircraft was at 9,572 feet with about 69 knots ground speed, 250 degrees heading, the climb rate was 874 ft / min and the pitch was 23.5 degrees. At 0940, Taipei Mission Control Center (MCC) received ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) signals, about the same time, Japan Coast Guard informed Rescue Command Center, Executive Yuan (RCC) of the same ELT signals. After verification with Civil Aeronautics Administration, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (CAA), RCC confirmed that the aircraft had lost contact. At 0955 on September 1, 2012, the search and rescue aircraft discovered the aircraft crashed at altitude about 9,568 feet of the original forest, about 20 kilometers southwest of Jhuosi, Hualien County. Three crew members on board were killed, and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter in Muaritan: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 25, 2012 at 1730 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PK-VVQ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Balikpapan - Balikpapan
MSN:
965
YOM:
2009
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
1912
Captain / Total hours on type:
81.00
Aircraft flight hours:
2397
Aircraft flight cycles:
3466
Circumstances:
The Pilatus Porter PC-6 aircraft operated by PT. Puji Astuti Aviation (Susi Air) registered PK-VVQ on Areal Survey Flight, departed from Sepinggan-Balikpapan to Melak Area on 25 April 2012 at 0440 UTC (Universal Time Coordinate) or 1240 LT. There were one pilot and one pasenger on board, the estimate flight endurance was seven hours. At 0505 the aircraft reported leaving Balikpapan Approach. At 0910 the aircraft was reported to Melak Radio on radial 060 at the altitude of 3,500 feet, and that it would be leaving Survey after a further twenty minutes. Melak Radio reported that the aircraft lost contact at 0930. At 0922 a text message was sent by the passenger to his employer stating “Run out of fuel, landing on road”. The Search and Rescue Bureau informed that a distress signal was tetected on 1025 at the position of 00 25’.02” N 116.02’.48”E. On 26 April 2012 at 1730 UTC the aircraft was found in Muaritan – Kecamatan Tabang, Kutai Karta Negara at the position 00 25’.03” N 116.01’.55”E. The aircraft was substantially damaged, the pilot and the passenger were fatally injured.
Probable cause:
The engine flamed out caused by lack of fuel supply from main fuel tank to the engine. The pilot likely fixated on the survey flight execution and lost awareness of his fuel situation. The transferring of fuel from the auxiliary tank was not performed during the flight as required. The combination of inexperience of the pilot related to survey flying, fatigue and the highly demanding survey operator contributed to this sequence of events.
Final Report:

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Osinovy Mys

Date & Time: Aug 29, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-68126
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
1G195-31
YOM:
1982
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

While performing a photo-survey flight, the engine failed and the pilot elected to make an emergency landing on a clearance 50 km from Osinovy Mys. The aircraft hit a stump of a tree and flipped over. Both occupants were injured and rescued one day later.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2 in Stupino: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2008 at 1800 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
RA-01132
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puchino-Puchino
MSN:
1G238-60
YOM:
1990
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

While performing an aerial photography mission, the single engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Bol'shoye Gryzlovo, in the Stupino Region. All five occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 404 Titan in Nagano: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 15, 2007 at 1030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
JA5257
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Nagoya-Nagoya
MSN:
404-0041
YOM:
1977
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Nagoya airport at 0846LT for a photographic flight over the Nagano and Gifu district. During flight, the aircraft crashed near the summit of mount Ena. The photographer and the pilot were killed while the copilot was seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Revelstoke

Date & Time: Apr 23, 2007 at 1421 LT
Operator:
Registration:
C-GVSG
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Vancouver-Revelstoke
MSN:
31-418
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot and the passenger, a photographer, left Vancouver at 0911LT with 5.5 hours of fuel to conduct a VFR aerial photographic flight in the Arrow Lakes area. At 1420LT, the aircraft entered the circuit at Revelstoke airport to refuel and to allow the photographer to change camera film. The pilot reportedly selected the landing gear down as the aircraft turned base and heard the gear clunk into position. When the aircraft turned final however, the red in-transit light was illuminated and the nose gear was not visible in the mirror. The pilot selected the gear lever up and down a couple of times but the gear did not extend. When the pilot advanced the throttles to conduct an overshoot, both engines surged and sputtered. The pilot retarded the throttles and conducted a gear-up landing in a grassy area off the end of runway 30. During the landing, the dry 8-inch high grass caught fire; the pilot and the photographer escaped from the aircraft but the aircraft was destroyed by ground fire.

Crash of a Piper PA-42 Cheyenne in Prescott: 5 killed

Date & Time: Oct 18, 2006 at 1347 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N121CS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Prescott-Prescott
MSN:
42-8001032
YOM:
1981
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
4363
Aircraft flight hours:
5317
Circumstances:

The PA-42 departed Prescott for a local flight with 4 pax and one pilot on board. The team has to perform a movie of the MiG-21 fighter aircraft. During flight, in unknown circumstances, the twin engine aircraft dived into the ground and burst into flames. All 5 occupants were killed.